“You’ll shoot your eye out kid!” Those lines ring out every holiday in my household. As a matter of fact, the television usually stays on TBS on Christmas Day so we can enjoy one of our favorites ALL DAY LONG! This year, the beloved holiday film is being brought to life live-on-stage as the award-winning Broadway show, A Christmas Story, The Musical. Embarking on an eight-city National Tour this holiday season, four leads from the 2015 tour will return to reprise their roles for the third season of Big League’s critically acclaimed production. A Christmas Story, The Musical. If you are in the Atlanta area, you will not want to miss the debut in Atlanta at the Fox Theatre from November 29 – December 4 as part of the 2016/2017 Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta season.
Tickets start at $33.50 and are available by visiting www.BroadwayInAtlanta.com/Christmas, calling 1-855-285-8499 or visiting the Fox Theatre Box Office (660 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308). Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling 404-881-2000. Performance schedule, prices and cast are subject to change without notice. For more information, please visit www.bigleague.org or www.BroadwayInAtlanta.com.
A Christmas Story, The Musical will play at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre November 29 – December 4. The performance schedule is as follows:
Tuesday-Thursday 7:30 p.m.
Friday 8 p.m.
Saturday 2 p.m., 8 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m., 6:30 p.m.
Myles Moore returns, alternating the role of the iconic Ralphie Parker with Austin Molinaro. Moore’s portrayal of Ralphie has been hailed by The Arizona Republic as “brilliant… he is a strong presence on stage with commanding vocal talent.” Susannah Jones reprises her role as Mother. The Oklahoman claimed “It was Susannah Jones, capturing the quiet strength and vulnerability of The Mother, who gave the musical its beating heart.” Christopher Swan returns as The Old Man, in a performance the San Francisco Chronicle praised as “marvelous… part Jackie Gleason, part Paul Lynde.” Chris Carsten once again joins the cast as radio personality and narrator Jean Shepherd, a role for which he was praised by The Oklahoman as “excellent” and “outstanding.”
Joining the veteran cast of A Christmas Story, The Musical, Arick Brooks will take on the role of little brother Randy, with Angelica Richie as Miss Shields. The cast also includes Andrew Berlin, Matthew Brennan, Sydney Chan, Jessica Crilley, Josh Davis, Elizabeth Flanagan, Briana Gantsweg, K’Lynn Jackman, Allie Kiesel, Kevin Kulp, Joey Little, Allison Maldonado, Lucas Marinetto, Brooke Martino, Evan Mayer, Mark Megill, Wyatt Oswald, Sofia Pargas, Kyle Patrick Scanlon and Joshua Turchin. The hounds will play themselves.
A Christmas Story, The Musical chronicles young and bespectacled Ralphie Parker as he schemes his way toward the holiday gift of his dreams, an official Red Ryder® Carbine-Action 200-Shot Range Model Air Rifle (“You’ll shoot your eye out kid!”). An infamous leg lamp, outrageous pink bunny pajamas, a maniacal department store Santa, and a triple-dog-dare to lick a freezing flagpole are just a few of the distractions that stand between Ralphie and his Christmas wish. Chock-full of delightful songs and splashy production numbers, A Christmas Story, The Musical, has proudly taken its place as a perennial holiday classic for the whole family.
Hailed by The Associated Press as “a joyous Christmas miracle,” The New York Times writes “I was dazzled. You’d have to have a Grinch-sized heart not to feel a smile spreading across your face.” A Christmas Story, The Musical premiered on Broadway in 2012 and was a critical and commercial success. The musical was nominated for three TONY Awards® including Best New Musical, Best Original Score, and Best Book of a Musical.